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Average Salary in Yemen 2018

How much money does a person working in Yemen make?

488,000 YER per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Yemen typically earns around 488,000 YER per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Yemen | All Jobs

25% of people earn
260,000 YER
or less
50% of people earn
398,750 YER
or less
75% of people earn
877,000 YER
or less
237,500 YER
398,750 YER
877,000 YER

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Yemen range between 237,500 YER per month (minimum salary) to 877,000 YER per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 398,750 YER per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 398,750 YER while the other half are earning more than 398,750 YER. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 260,000 YER while 75% of them are earning more than 260,000 YER. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 877,000 YER while 25% are earning more than 877,000 YER.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salaries for specific job categories

Choose your job category from below to explore specific salary details

Salary Trend and Forecast in Yemen

How are Yemen salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
457,182 YER
Average Salary 2016    +1%  
463,582 YER
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
476,563 YER
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
488,000 YER
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Yemen are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Yemen | All Jobs

2,502 YER per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Yemen | All Jobs is 2,502 YER. This means that the average person in Yemen earns approximatly 2,502 YER for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Sanaa538,250 YER
Taizz387,500 YER
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